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Jim Burnside

Real Name: James Burnside
Aliases: Al Wilson
Wanted For: Murder
Missing Since: February 17, 1988


Details: Jim Burnside was a butcher in Florida who brutally attacked and killed his estranged wife, Annette, and injured one of her coworkers in front of witnesses on February 17, 1988. He fled Manatee County right after the murder and has not been seen since.
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Annette Burnside

Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 23, 1991 episode.
Results: Captured. The day after the original broadcast, Burnside was arrested in Shelby County, Alabama at the flea market where he worked. Burnside was using the assumed name Al Wilson. He engaged in a shootout with police and was shot twice. Apparently, Burnside had seen the Unsolved Mysteries broadcast as he told his co-workers the day he was arrested that he anticipated having problems that day. Burnside pleaded no contest to the murder of Annette and the attempted murder of Annette's co-worker. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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